Ethel Booba, Pro-Duterte Sass Sasot in heated war over ABS-CBN and Marcos support

MANILA, Philippines – Comedienne Ethel Booba and pro-Duterte blogger Sass Sasot exchanged heated words on social media.

Looks like the issue of ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal has not died down. While messages of support from Kapamilya stars have poured online, it has also resulted to some heated words from those in the opposing view.

Ethel Booba, Pro-Duterte Sass Sasot in heated war over ABS-CBN
Ethel Booba and Sass Rogando Sasot in heated war online over Lopez family's supposed debt to the government. 

Ethel Booba, who is quite popular on Twitter, gave her opinion on Jimmy Bondoc’s rant about wishing for ABS-CBN’s closure. Ethel replied to a netizen and said, “Chusera siya, parte siya ng gobyerno sunod excited siya na magsarado ang ABS-CBN kung saan madami ang magiging unemployed. As if may mabibigay siyang trabaho sa libo libong manggawa doon. Charot!”

Ethel’s comment didn’t sit too well with Sass Sasot, a known supporter of President Duterte’s administration. She posted on her Facebook page, “Hi Ethel Booba! Ano raw masasabi mo sa utang ng mga Lopezes sa ating gobyerno? Tablahin na lang natin?”

Sass was referring to the alleged loans granted by state-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) to various corporations belonging to the Lopezes that amounted to “more than P1.6 billion.”

Ethel defended herself and said on Twitter that she has been vocal about her thoughts on the alleged loans by ABS-CBN. She wrote, “Hi Miss @srsasot please read some of my tweets na sabi ko if may totoong utang edi pagbayarin para di magsuffer mga employees nila. Hello bakit ako matatakot di makatungtong sa Dos ano sila langit? Charot!”

Ethel continued to drag Sass on her support for the Marcoses and tweeted, “Kung totoong concern ka sa mga utang sa gobyerno Miss @srsasot bakit suportado mo ang isang pamilya na may kaso ng graft and corruption at never ka umalma sa utang nila sa mga Pilipino. Beket? Charot!”

This opened Sass to flood several photos of Ethel appearing on several Marcos-sponsored events since 2012. Ethel was even posted sharing a stage with then Governor Imee Marcos and the former First Lady Imelda Marcos.

Ethel didn’t back down and said she was paid to entertain and not to be a troll. She tweeted, “Yes Cyst @srsasot aminado naman ako na Marcos binoto ko last election at nagtweet ako na umattend pa ako ng after election party. Actually madami event sa Ilocos na nagshow ako. Alam mo na pag may talent binabayaran para doon hindi para magtroll gaya ng iba dyan. Charot!”

Ethel also continued that she even campaigned for President Duterte. She said, “I campaigned President Duterte and Madam MDS during Presidential election. Noong Mayor si Tatay Digong nagshoshow din ako sa mga campaign nya. Kapag may nagawa maganda dapat icredit kapag may mali okay lang icriticize basta make sure na wag fake news ang source. Charot!”

Their feud continued after Sass’ fellow blogger Andrew Olivar challenged Ethel to a debate after alleging that Ethel uses a “ghost writer” to manage her Twitter account.

Ethel said she doesn’t want to go low and replied, “Mababa na nga level ko sunod papatol pa ako sa mga mas mababa. I don't even know them. Charot!”

As expected, the online feud has opened a barrage of comments and opinion from netizens.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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